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The Sacred Acre
Transcript of The Sacred Acre
June 24, 2009 A Nightmare Unfolds The Sacred Acre Chapters 15-17 An Ordinary Day Summary
•Ed Thomas held a football camp for Dallas Center Grimes
•The coach, Scott, student taught with Ed and coached for the A-P freshman
•The camp became a big hit after the first year of Ed’s coaching
•Shows how respected Ed was by how the players listened to him
•Mark Becker was identified to be the one in the high-speed chase through town Networking
•This chapter shows importance of making good impressions
•If Scott wouldn’t have impressed Ed in his teaching years, he wouldn’t have gotten chances like this to help his team
•Leaders need to network
•Having connections in other areas of expertise is a huge benefit Role models
• Ed Thomas was known for being a role model
o His children
o Other adult leaders
• How he talked to the players
• How the players listened to him "If you do the small things well, the big things will take care of themselves." (Tabb, p.154)
-Personal Connection: Adam “The day I stop getting through to them is the day I need to get out.” (Tabb p.155) Connection to ID 315:
Community Builders The Power of Choice
Personal Connection: Brandon Summary of Chapter 16
911 is called
Police on scence controlling panic and looking for shooter
Jan arrives as an EMT
Mark Becker identified as shooter Managing Stress & Controlling the Temperature (Heifetz, R. A., & Linsky, M. 108,) (Waldstein)
Dayrl, Chris, Jan Question:
Think back to a major event that happened (school, city, nation). Where were you and what was your reaction? Personal Connection: Ryan Keeping Work and Personal Life Separate (Heifetz, R. A., & Linsky, M. 187) • In LOL we learned the importance of separating work life and personal life
• Jan’s Situation
o Came in as an EMT
o Had to face role change when she heard it was Ed
• How do you handle something like that?
• Is it ever possible to be able to keep them separate in devastating situations • Todd and Candice learned of Ed’s condition
o They search for a plane ride home from Jamaica
• Chris and Jan got to the emergency room before the helicopter
• Jan informed the paramedics that Ed didn’t wish to be kept on life support or stay in a vegetative state
• The Thomas’s friends and family came to show their support
• Aaron and Ellie came to the hospital
• Ed was not able to withstand the trauma and passed away
• The Thomas family agreed to give a statement to the Press Legacy
“What will you leave behind”
Personal Connection: Lanie Having a Back Up Plan Take the effort on yourself, or the with support of others? Forgiveness Sources At the scene...
Distinguish self and role (Heifetz, R. A., & Linsky, M., p.196) Aaron thanks the community, but also asks people to pray for the Becker family Waldstein, F. (2009). Triangulated Learning: A Bridge for Deep Impact Pedagogy and Leadership Education. Soesbe, W. J. (2012). Voices of the lived experiences of alumni who completed an undergraduate
leadership program in a small liberal arts college. (Doctoral dissertation, Iowa State University). Heifetz, R. A., & Linsky, M. (2002). Leadership on the line: Staying alive through the dangers of leading. Boston, Mass: Harvard Business School Press. Tabb, M. A. (2011). The sacred acre: The Ed Thomas story. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan.